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Charles Wesley Sussex

1932 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Charles Wesley Sussex Obituary
Charles Wesley Sussex, 81, of Coldwater passed away on Friday, March 07, 2014 at Bronson Battle Creek.

A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Coldwater Free Methodist Church, with Rev. Nelson Brandymore officiating. Visitation will take place on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM and also prior to the service on Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the church. Interment will follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Charles was born October 9, 1932 in Onstead, MI to Alexander and Ivol (Post) Sussex. After graduating high school, Charles met the love of his life Shirley Woods and they married on February 23, 1952. Charles continued his education, earning a Master's from Michigan State University. He began a long and rewarding career teaching Special Education at Coldwater High School, where he retired in 1992.

Charles was a loving family man who was very active with church, where he taught Sunday School. He was a member of Gideon's Society and lived his life as a man of faith. Charles had many hobbies including fishing, playing scrabble with his siblings, and was an avid gardener. He and Shirley enjoyed traveling to Florida during the winter for many years.

Charles is survived by his wife Shirley Sussex of Coldwater; son Dr. Michael (Lisa) Sussex of Three Rivers; daughters Sandra McBride of Coldwater, Tami Anthony of Coldwater; brothers Alex(Charlene) Sussex of Coldwater, Theodore Sussex of Fife Lake; sisters Gladys (Frank) Parkinson of Quincy, Shirley Flowers of Osseo, Sally Brumbaugh of Coldwater; grand-children Eric (Jessica) Sussex, Matthew Sussex, Amanda Sussex, Alex Hobday, Jennifer (Ben) McDaniel, Ryan McBride, and Brent McBride; 6 great grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Charles Sussex; and brother Carl Sussex.

Memorials may be directed to the Branch County Food Pantry.
Published in The Daily Reporter on Mar. 8, 2014
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